Museu de Arte de São Paulo (1)

I was very keen to see Lino Bo Bardi’s masterpiece, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo on the Avenue Paolista, first planned in 1957, begun in 1961, and not opened officially till 1968 by HM the Queen (Brazil was a dictatorship) and to the general public in 1969:-

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They have reinstated Bo Bardi’s original system of display on the top floor, which is now more strictly chronological than it was when originally established:-

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Down in the basement is a bright red scissor staircase, which presumably was the inspiration for Amanda Levete’s new staircases at the V&A:-

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And chairs which must be original:-

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